Climate scientist faints during live TV broadcast while discussing the heatwave
Hot and flustered.
Ireland's heatwave may be over but as stated previously, the all-time highest temperature in Europe could be recorded in the coming days.
At present, the record stands at 48C, recorded in Athens, Greece, in July 1977 but that could be topped with areas in south-west Spain and south-east Portugal expected to see sweltering heat that will reach the high 40s.
With various governments and agencies urging holidaymakers to stay inside during this period of intense heat, BBC News invited Dr. Mark McCarthy onto their show to discuss the sweltering conditions across the continent.
As you can see below, the climate scientist felt a bit lightheaded as he started his report.
"Umm, yeah... so one thing this report is looking at is our climate over the last hundred years or more, and one thing that we're seeing is, um.. erm... sorry, excuse me." he said before falling to the floor.
To his immense credit, dr. McCarthy apologised to the show's host, Annita McVeigh, and seemed like he took the whole incident in good humour.
— Mark McCarthy (@markpmcc) July 31, 2018
— Annita McVeigh (@annita_mcveigh) July 31, 2018